Meet the team

Chief executive

Dr Michelle Drage, CEO, Londonwide LMCs

Dr Michelle Drage MB BS FRCGP Dip Med Ac has been Chief Executive of Londonwide LMCs since 2002 (a post shared jointly with Dr Tony Stanton prior to his retirement in 2010). Previously, Michelle was LMC Secretary of the Middlesex LMCs since 1993. Before that she was a GP Principal in West London for some thirteen years. During that time she was a GP Trainer and also Postgraduate GP Tutor.

Michelle has been an elected regional representative on the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC) since 1998 and was also a member of the negotiating team between 2004-2008. She was previously joint chair of the GPC/Royal College of General Practitioners’ Joint Workforce Subcommittee, chair of the Statutes & Regulations Subcommittee, a member of the Primary Care Development Subcommittee and a co-opted member of the Part 1 Subcommittee (PMS).

She played a key role in securing additional resources for GPs through introduction of London Initiative Zone (LIZ) Educational Initiatives and Workforce flexibilities and was joint initiator of London Education and Service Partnership initiative.

Michelle is the sole CEO of Londonwide LMCs and our subsidiary Londonwide Enterprise Limited.

Contact Dr Michelle Drage 

Deputy Chief Executive

Dr Lisa Harrod-Rothwell, Deputy CEO, Londonwide LMCs

Dr Lisa Harrod-Rothwell MA(Cantab) BM BCh (Oxon) MRCGP DRCOG DFFP Cert Med Ed has worked as a GP in Essex for the past 13 years. Lisa is also a trustee, and volunteer GP, for Doctors of the World UK.

Lisa undertook her pre-clinical studies and intercalated degree, ’Disease, Society and Sexuality’ at Cambridge University, and graduated with her primary medical qualification from Oxford University.

Lisa has considerable clinical leadership experience at both strategic and operational levels. She has clinical commissioning experience, having held the posts of Clinical Commissioning Group Chairman and Senior Clinical Lead. She was also a Primary Care Trust GP Director of Commissioning and has worked as a national clinical lead contracted by NHS England.

Lisa has extensive experience of LMCs having represented sessional doctors on her local LMC since 2010, and held the posts of Board Director and Medical Director at Essex LMCs.

Contact Dr Lisa Harrod-Rothwell 

Medical directors and LMC secretaries

Our Medical Directors work closely with our Directors of Primary Care to provide leadership and support to Local Medical Committees in their sectors. All of our Medical Directors are experienced GPs with a wealth of experience of both general practice and medical politics. Medical Directors are an essential part of our sector team.

Dr Elliott Singer, Medical Director, Londonwide LMCsDr Elliott Singer is a GP partner in East London and Medical Director for Londonwide LMCs, he qualified from the Royal London Hospital in 1997. Elliott is a GPwSI in minor surgery, a GP trainer and was previously a Programme Director for Whipps Cross VTS.

Elliott’s LMC role includes working with LMCs in North East London, assisting individual GPs and practices, as part of the GP support team and is the Londonwide LMCs lead on technology and digital. Elliott is a keen advocate on incorporating new technology into general practice to improve patient services and help practices better manage demand.

He is also Deputy Chair of the England conference of LMCs and sits on the agenda committee of the UK conference of LMCs.

Dr Asiya Yunus, Medical Director, Londonwide LMCs

Dr Asiya Yunus MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCGP, DFSRH, PGCert is an inner city London GP and a Medical Director at Londonwide LMCs.

She has worked at NHS England and UCLPartners, and has high-level experience leading transformation, collaborating with system leaders within the NHS and beyond to make a measurable difference to population health and patient safety.

Asiya completed her medical degree at Imperial College, and trained as a GP in Bloomsbury.  Asiya has a long-standing interest in health management and leadership; she holds an NHS Leadership Academy Award in Executive Healthcare Leadership, and has completed a Leadership Fellowship at the Kings Fund.

Dr Vicky Weeks, Medical Director, Londonwide LMCsDr Vicky Weeks is one of two medical directors for North Central London and has been with Londonwide LMCs since 2013. She is a sessional GP in Hounslow and has been on Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow LMC since 2002. Vicky sits on the GPC Sessional GP Subcommittee and was its chair from 2002 to 2016.

Vicky was one of the national leads on appraisal and revalidation, along with the induction and refresher scheme and the retainer scheme, as part of the 10-point workforce plan. Vicky’s other interests include salaried GP contracts and representing salaried and sessional GPs.

Dr Hannah Theodorou, Medical Director, Londonwide LMCsDr Hannah Theodorou MBBS BSc. MRCGP DTMH is a salaried GP in North East London and is the lead Medical Director for North West London, looking after Ealing, Hammersmith and Houslow and Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster LMCs.

She qualified from Imperial Medical School in 2011 and as a GP in 2016. She has a focus on supporting the sessional workforce and GP trainees for Londonwide LMCs, after first getting involved in her LMC as a trainee.

Hannah has a particular interest in supporting disadvantaged populations, mental health and preventive medicine. She is also the clinical lead Trustee for Doctors of the World UK after volunteering in their clinic as a GP since 2016.

Dr Sara Riley, Medical Director, Londonwide LMCsDr Sara Riley, MBBS (Lon), worked as a GP in both partner and salaried roles for 27 years. She works with LMCs in South East London and as part of the GP support team.

Outside of NHS practice she is a GP appraiser and was Pastoral Support lead for Devon LMC from 2015-2018 before returning to London. Sara is a trained as a mediator and has worked with individuals in conflict. She also has experience in coaching and supporting doctors in all aspects of their professional lives.

Dr Richard Stacey joined the GP Support team at Londonwide LMCs in September 2019. Richard assists a large number of GPs and practices in relation to a wide range of issues, has sat (as a non-decision making member) on the Performance Advisory Group (PAG) and is part of the team that has been involved in the launch and development of the GP Professional Support Network.

Dr Richard Stacey, Medical Director, Londonwide LMCsFrom 2003-2019, Richard was a Medicolegal Consultant at the Medical Protection Society (MPS),  gaining a vast array of experience including assisting thousands of doctors with a variety of issues ranging from the provision of medical advice, assistance with complaints, claims, inquests, together with disciplinary, GMC and criminal investigations. Richard was the Editor-in-Chief of the MPS GP publications Your Practice and Practice Matters and concluded his time at MPS as Head of Policy and Technical.

Richard has a specialist area of interest and expertise in relation to criminal allegations arising in clinical settings. He has also published articles about assorted medicolegal issues in the trade and national press, and appeared on live and pre-recorded radio and television broadcasts in relation to assorted medicolegal matters and case-related issues. Richard was a GP partner in North Leeds between 1995-2003, including being a trainer from 2000 onwards.

Dr Kirsa Morganti, Medical Director, Londonwide LMCsDr Kirsa Morganti MBChB, MRCGP, LLM joined the GP Support team at Londonwide LMCs in 2021 having previously worked as a medicolegal consultant for the Medical Protection Society since 2016. She graduated in medicine from the University of Aberdeen and completed GP training in Hertfordshire where she worked as a salaried doctor and then a GP partner prior to moving into medical law.

Kirsa has a particular interest and expertise in assisting GPs in difficulty when their clinical performance (and/or personal behaviour) is being scrutinised by NHS England and/or the GMC. She sits on the Performance Advisory Group at NHS England in a non-voting capacity to ensure fair process is followed for all cases being considered. She also has wide ranging experience assisting GPs with inquests, criminal matters and complaints.

Associate Medical Director

Dr Shabnam Quraishi

Directors of Primary Care

Kate Hudson
Jamie Wright

Director of Resources

Paul Tomlinson

Director of GP Support Services

Vicky Ferlia

Director of Communications and Marketing

Sam Dowling

Board of Directors

Dr Sid Datta (Chair)

Dr Michal Grenville

Dr Anouska Hari

Dr Marek Jarzembowski

Dr Simon Parton

Dr Vinay Patel

Dr Naureen Bhatti (co-opted)

Dr Veno (Venothan) Suri (co-opted)